Many players want to be remembered as being hard workers, team players, effective leaders, and winners, as players who are committed and have a great attitude. A yellow light mental game means that a player is frustrated, distracted, stressed, tentative, and losing control. To help your players remember their strengths, have each player list them on a sheet of paper.
The one time the team in possession of the ball is at a numbers disadvantage is when inbounding the ball. Establishing the priority of initiating the offense safely when inbounding the ball does not diminish the scoring value of out-of-bounds plays. INBOUNDING THE BALL Veteran coaches and teams will be familiar with most of the standard out-of-bounds plays, and those teams will make it difficult for the offense not only to score but to even inbound the ball.
Talk with 10 sport psychologists and you will get 10 different lists of the emotional characteristics of exceptional athletes. If your child only plays a sport during structured practices or games, he or she is probably not driven, although that doesn’t mean that drive won’t develop at an older age. John Heil, a Roanoke, Virginia, sport psychologist, warns that great athletes who have such a passion for the sport run the risk of having it define who they are.
Good communication helps to ensure player safety, create an efficient defense, and develop trust and confidence among teammates. Ensure Safety Perhaps the most important role communication plays on the practice or game field involves safety. On bunt defenses, double-play balls, rundowns, pop flies, ground balls, passed balls, wild pitches and wild throws, the need for cooperation is paramount.
I encourage players to initiate coach-player conferences with me as I will with them. I try to help players learn to communicate with teammates, coaches, teachers, parents, and members of the community. Assistant Coaches’ Roles I view my coaching staff as a team, just as the players are a team.
I started developing my coaching philosophy in my first full-time coaching position at Perkiomen Valley in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, where I went from coaching junior high to coaching high school. Purpose of a Coaching PhilosophyA coaching philosophy consists of beliefs or principles that guide a coach’s actions. A coaching philosophy provides perspective by helping coaches identify and remember what is important to them.
What you achieve in athletics is directly related to the depth of your coaching character–the way you coach, and whether you lead from your heart. For example, Dean Smith, former head basketball coach at North Carolina, is widely acknowledged as having set the standard for coaches who lead with good moral character. But if you look at the pool of coaches who have been most successful, you will find that competent coaches with good character will get more from athletes than coaches with ...
The Coach and Athlete Relationship Because archery is such a technical sport, “drop-in” coaching sessions are rarely effective. In most cases, the coach’s reputation will suffice as coaching credentials; however, you might not accept at face value a coach’s success for this validation or trust. Coaches need to seek out as much archery knowledge by reading the literature on the development of archery skill and consulting with more experienced coaches and archers as they can.
Game Goals Setting team goals can be helpful in building team motivation. Instead of telling your players what their goals are, try having them come up with their own goals as a team. Most important, I ask players not to list a team goal that they are not willing to work for, each and every player.
Obviously part of the measure of success in athletics is based on how you organize people in order to win on the field. In this situation, a coach’s first instinct is to construct a formula or method of motivation to get the players to win the game. This is an excerpt from The Soccer Coaching Bible by National Soccer Coaches Association of America.